October 07, 2019: SOAP #3595:  Ezra 7-8; Luke 20 Scripture:  Luke (NIV) 20:39 Some of the teachers of the law responded, “Well said, teacher!” 40 And no-one dared to ask him any more questions. 41 Then Jesus said to them, “How is it that they say the Christ is the Son of David? Observation:   This […]

October 07, 2019: SOAP #3595:  Ezra 7-8; Luke 20

Scripture:  Luke (NIV) 20:39 Some of the teachers of thelaw responded, “Well said, teacher!” 40 And no-one dared to ask himany more questions. 41 Then Jesus said to them, “How is it that they saythe Christ is the Son of David?

Observation:   Thischapter is a chapter of questions.  Itreminds me of the Sunday School class I attended this morning about the book ofJob.  In the first 37 chapters we read ofmany times Job questions God.  But inchapter 38and 39, God questions Job! 

Here in Luke chapter 20 we have the religious leaders questioning Jesus.  Jesus gives answers that show His wisdom and revealthe motives in their heart.  In verse 3and 41, we see Jesus had questions for them. They are questions they cannot answer or do not want to answer.     

Application:   Thefirst question in the Bible is from satan to Eve, 'Did God really say?'  The second question is from God to Adam andEve, 'Where are you?' 

Satan is still trying to get me to question God's word and faithfulness.  He takes advantage of my lack of knowledgeabout God.  The more I read the Bible,the better I am equipped to withstand His attacks.  And God is still asking me, 'Leon, where areyou?'  He wants me to stay close. 

I am finding that when I am faithful to read the Bible, the Holy Spirit showsme answers to my questions"often before I think to ask them. 

Prayer:   HolySpirit, thank you for your faithfulness to speak to me, to teach me, and to assureme of God's loving presence especially when I do not get answers to myquestions.  Thank you for holding meaccountable with your questions for me.  Amen

Pastor Leon
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